The owners of the Sacramento Kings — the Maloof brothers — have been negotiating to move the team out of Sacramento. The family lost most of its fortune in the recession and, being short on funds, is shopping for sweeter deals from cities looking to lure the team away from SacTown.
Last year there was all the talk about moving the team to Anaheim. The latest negotiations involve Virginia Beach.
Our friend Aaron Bruski of Rotoworld and NBC Sports wrote an impassioned piece for Pro Basketball Talk about the situation. He is a huge Kings fan, and he advocates for the NBA to stand up to the Maloofs to keep the team in Sacramento. You should definitely click on that link.
Bruski compares the current situation involving the Kings to what Rachel Phelps was doing with the Indians in the movie “Major League.” It’s a really good read and we urge you to check it out. We also agree with the sentiment. The Sacramento Kings have an excellent fan base and support that team til death. The Maloofs are no longer suitable owners and should be forced to sell the team to someone who will keep the team in Sacramento. The Maloof family’s shortcomings as owners won’t be fixed in another city.